Laverne Cox rocks a plunging brown dress with a statement necklace to the 2022 GLAAD Media Awards

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Laverne Cox cut a glamorous figure in a brown gown with a massive black statement necklace to the 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards on Friday.

While arriving to the red carpet ahead of the star-studded event at the New York Hilton Midtown, located in the heart of Manhattan, the 49-year-old actress made a cheerful entrance as she beamed at photographers.

The Orange Is the New Black star, 49, completed her plunging dress with a pair of semi-sheer black rhinestones gloves and hair in a sleek half-up, half-down style, which included a poofy bump.

Glamorous: While arriving to the red carpet ahead of the star-studded ceremony at the New York Hilton Midtown, located in the heart of Manhattan, the 49-year-old actress made a cheerful entrance as she beamed at photographers

Sleek: The Orange Is the New Black star, 49, completed her plunging dress with a pair of semi-sheer black rhinestones gloves and hair in a sleek half-up, half-down style, which included a poofy bump

Dressed to impress: Laverne Cox cut a glamorous figure in a brown gown with a massive black statement necklace to the 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards on Friday

Cox served as a presenter during the ceremony, which honors media ‘for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues,’ according to GLAAD’s website. 

To ensure a safe event, the GLAAD Media Awards revealed they would be ‘strictly adhering to all local COVID protocols’ and advised ‘all attendees of requirements prior to the events, including proof of vaccinations and testing.’

Activist Judith Light received the Excellence in Media Award, presented by DeBose. 

Important role: Cox served as a presenter during the ceremony, which honors media'for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues,' according to GLAAD's website

Important role: Cox served as a presenter during the ceremony, which honors media ‘for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues,’ according to GLAAD ‘s website

Pandemic procedure: To ensure a safe event, the GLAAD Media Awards revealed they would be'strictly adhering to all local COVID protocols' and advised'all attendees of requirements prior to the events, including proof of vaccinations and testing'

Pandemic procedure: To ensure a safe event, the GLAAD Media Awards revealed they would be ‘strictly adhering to all local COVID protocols’ and advised ‘all attendees of requirements prior to the events, including proof of vaccinations and testing’

The title was previously awarded to Ava DuVernay, Robert De Niro, Kelly Ripa, Patti LaBelle, Debra Messing and Tyra Banks. 

Her latest appearance comes after she recently gushed that she is ‘super happy’ to be off dating apps since finding love on Tinder after her ban on Hinge got overturned.

‘I wasn’t really meeting guys on Hinge anyway. So I just didn’t bother to look into it.. Met my bf on Tinder,’ she revealed, before adding that she is ‘super happy to be off the apps.’ 

Honoree: Activist Judith Light received the Excellence in Media Award, presented by DeBose

Honoree: Activist Judith Light received the Excellence in Media Award, presented by DeBose

Though she has kept her relationship with her boyfriend relatively private, Laverne did share on the Ellen DeGeneres Show in late January that she off the market.

‘Laverne is in love again. It feels amazing. Love is an incredible thing. It’s literally this chemical thing that’s awesome,’ she raved, while appearing virtually on the talk show.

Speaking specifically of her boyfriend, she described him as ‘a really great guy.’

Fierce: Cox looked fierce as she presented on stage

Fierce: Cox looked fierce as she presented on stage

Laverne continued: ‘I didn’t expect it. I thought he was just going to be this hot dude I was going to be hanging out with, and then it just kind of happened.’

The former TRANSform Me co-host did not reveal her man’s name during the appearance but did confess that they’ve exchanged ‘I love yous’ with each other, beginning last November or December.

Cox previously dated Kyle Draper, the CEO of Mateo Sound, for two years before going their separate ways in June 2019, and Jono Freedrix for several years before that, from 2014 into 2018. 

Opening up: She spoke on the subject after coming across across a tweet that seemed to suggest that she was back on the app Hinge after having a prior'ban' overturned

Opening up: She spoke on the subject after coming across across a tweet that seemed to suggest that she was back on the app Hinge after having a prior ‘ban’ overturned

Cox first gained widespread recognition by playing the role of Sophia Burset on the Netflix series of Orange Is the New Black, beginning in 2013.

With her performances, she went on to become the first transgender person to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in any acting category, and the first to be nominated for an Emmy Award since composer Angela Morley in 1990.

She would again be recognized for her work in 2015 when she won a Daytime Emmy Award in Outstanding Special Class Special as executive producer for Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word, making her the first transgender woman to take home the trophy.

Cox’s career path again paved the way for those coming up behind her when she became the first transgender person to play a transgender series regular on US broadcast television as Cameron Wirth on the CBS drama series Doubt.

The show, which ran for one season, from February through August of 2017, also starred Katherine Heigl, Dulé Hill, Dreama Walker, Kobi Libii, Steven Pasquale, and Elliott Gould.

Breakthrough: Cox first gained widespread recognition by playing the role of Sophia Burset on the Netflix series of Orange Is the New Black, beginning in 2013

Breakthrough: Cox first gained widespread recognition by playing the role of Sophia Burset on the Netflix series of Orange Is the New Black, beginning in 2013

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